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Paige Kawasaki’s Leukemia Fund

$16,225 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 140 people in 8 months
Created November 13, 2018
34497784_1542161908319485_r.jpegAloha friends and family!

On Wednesday November 7th Liane Kawasaki, Paige’s mom took her to the doctors after Paige was complaining about a sore leg and being tired repeatedly. At that appointment their Pediatrician suggested bloodwork should be done to find out more about her current symptoms. 

The next day they learned that  Paige had a very low count of both red and white blood cells. The doctor then told Liane she needed to see a specialist in Oahu immediately. Paige and her parents (Jordan and Liane) were in Oahu the very next day. At Paige’s first dr appointment in Oahu the Pediatric Oncology specialist informed them that she most likely had Leukemia. They now needed to give her other tests to confirm the diagnosis and also to determine what type of Leukemia they were dealing with.

On Monday, November 12th Paige was checked into the Kapiolani Hospital. In the early morning she was given a bone marrow biopsy and they spent the day waiting for the tests to determine which of the “two evils” of Leukemia Paige was diagnosed with. Time seemed to stop, the anxiety to hear the news grew greater and greater with each passing second. 

In the early evening the doctors came back with results, Paige is diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, it is a cancer involving the blood-forming cells that normally make a type of white blood cell called a lymphocyte. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia starts when a single young blood forming cell, called a Lymphoblastic developed a series of mistakes that transforms it into a leukemia cell. The leukemia cell multiplies uncontrollably, crowding out healthy cells in the bone marrow. 

As of this morning, Tuesday November 13th Paige started her first round of chemotherapy treatments that is the start over the course of the next 5 days. 

We know times in the end are getting harder, tougher and unbearable. We are asking friends and family to continue to keep Paige and the Kawasaki’s in your prayers.  Also,  if your able to please donate to her page. The funds collected will help Liane and Jordan pay for the upcoming medical bills and travel expenses since they are likely needed to fly to another island (Oahu) for continuous treatments.

Thank you very much,

Ashley Puaa
(I’m doing this on behalf of my dear friends Liane and Jordan Kawasaki. They aren’t ones to ask for help, so that’s why I started this go fund page. Yet they are always there when you need something done and always happy to help! Once they found out about the page I included their bank account information so they can have access to the funds being donated) 

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It has been 6 months since Paige was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She has been receiving treatment at Kapiolani medical center more or less about once a week, where she and her parents fly over for just the day and back. She has had good and bad days. The early morning flights to Oahu for treatments have not been easy for her. But she has been a trooper thru it all. The chemo therapy she receives does compromise her immune system, making her susceptible to getting sick. So to make sure she is not constantly being exposed to germs Paige has stopped attending school. She dearly misses her teachers and schoolmates but does throughly enjoy when her tutor comes to visit her at home. Currently Paige just finished another phase of treatment (Delayed Intensification) It was the most aggressive phase of chemo she has gone thru. even though this phase of treatment has left her with very low blood counts she is still in good spirits. We hope that her blood counts are able to recover and rise back to normal ranges without any complications. Paige’s family thanks everyone who has supported her in anyway, whether monetarily thru the gofundme, by other fundraising, or by visiting at the Kawasaki home to cheer her up. All of the love and concern shown by the community has truly been a tremendous help.
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Aloha friends and family,

Just wanted to give you an update...
Yesterday Paige completed her 3rd round of chemo treatments. Paiges blood counts have been steady except for her Neutrophils (white cells that fight infection) they have been getting lower and lower with the ongoing treatments which is expected. Dr.’s say it’ll be this way until her bone marrow starts to make new ones again and during this time shes more prone to infection because of her low count of white cells.

Last weekend Paige enjoyed the company of her siblings, they flew to Oahu to spend time with her during this difficult time. Paige was beyond excited to see them, it had been 2 weeks of being a part. They were careful and played around a bit but shortly after Paige would get really exhausted and needed to rest. The chemo is taking a toll on her little body, her legs are weak and at times she’s unable to walk. It’s so sad, please continue to pray for Paige, her parents and family. Paige has a long road ahead of her for treatments, dr visits and etc... this family is so important to so many of us, I just want to thank you all for your continuous support in every way possible!

Mahalo,

Ashley Puaa
(On behalf of Liane and Jordan Kawasaki)
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Aloha friends and family,

An update for Paige as of Tuesday, November 20th... Today, Paige did her 2nd spinal tap and started her 2nd round of chemo treatments. Paige is definitely pulling thru, since her blood levels were stable she was released from Kapiolani hospital this afternoon. Paige and her parents are staying at a friends place in Oahu as they continue to go to the Kapiolani clinic as an “outpatient” to recieve her treatments. Jordan and Liane will continue to keep a close eye on Paige and monitor her, I will keep you updated as the days pass. Thank you again for all your prayers!

Mahalo,

Ashley Puaa
(On behalf of Jordan and Liane Kawasaki)
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Paige Kawasaki’s Leukemia Fund has reached 51% of its goal!! Thank you so much for all your continuous prayers, donations and shares of her story online. We reached 51% of our goal in 5 days, amazing friends!! Please continue to share. Mahalo.
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Raised by 140 people in 8 months
Created November 13, 2018
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